New Delhi, Nov 18: On the occasion of International Education Day, HRD minister Smriti Z Irani had an interaction withteh school children. In the discussion, majority of children demanded scrapping of the new system of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). This system has made class X board examination optional.
As per a TOI report, "Students told the minister that though class X examination has been made optional in order to lessen stress on students, just the opposite happens in class XI when students feel burdened. Many felt that the new system is designed in such a way that there is a range of 10 per cent in each grade within which bright and average students are put together.
Students also pointed out that 40% weightage for projects is not the right way to judge students as many of these projects are a copy and paste job. Some said students no longer fear teachers and sanctity of relationship be restored."
It seems the move taken by government to reduce stress on students is not really being liked by them, thus, they are demanding going back to the old system of Board Exams.
Some students also wanted career counseling to begin from class IX, but they demanded this not only for themselves, but also for their parents so that they also understand the likes and dislikes of their kids.